Core CSS: Cascading Style Sheets / Edition 2

Core CSS: Cascading Style Sheets / Edition 2

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by Keith Schengili-Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130092789

ISBN-13: 9780130092786

Pub. Date: 10/04/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The Complete and Comprehensive Web Developer's Guide to Style Sheets

Core CSS, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide that shows both beginning and expert Web developers all they need to know to achieve great results with the latest style sheet properties. In this example-rich book, Schengili-Roberts provides in-depth coverage of the CSS1 and CSS2 standards,

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The Complete and Comprehensive Web Developer's Guide to Style Sheets

Core CSS, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide that shows both beginning and expert Web developers all they need to know to achieve great results with the latest style sheet properties. In this example-rich book, Schengili-Roberts provides in-depth coverage of the CSS1 and CSS2 standards, provides a "head's up" look at what to expect in the forthcoming CSS3 specification, and covers those CSS properties specific to Microsoft's Internet Explorer. It is the most complete and up-to-date CSS reference available.

CSS is fundamental to current Web design, allowing you to separate content from formatting, and to do Web page layout in ways simply not possible using regular HTML. Most books on CSS simply look at how you can accomplish certain formatting tricks, but this book delves deeper, looking at how each CSS property works, what CSS is capable of, and what to expect in the near future.

This book provides the most accessible and up-to-date listing available on CSS compatibility across browsers and operating systems so Webmasters can finally know which CSS properties are "safe" to use.

Detailed appendices provide full CSS property listings, compatibility charts, and more.

Core CSS, 2nd Edition delivers:

  • Practical techniques for integrating CSS into your Web site development
  • Expert insight into choosing the best style sheet code
  • Hundreds of professional-quality code examples
  • An overview of new CSS3 properties

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130092786
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
10/04/2003
Series:
Core Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Ch. 1The Birth of CSS2
Ch. 2(X)HTML and its Relationship to CSS14
Ch. 3Browser Adoption of CSS28
Ch. 4Implementation on Basic CSS Concepts52
Ch. 5The Cascade82
Ch. 6CSS Units94
Ch. 7Pseudo-Classes and Pseudo-Elements112
Ch. 8Media Types and Media Queries130
Ch. 9Font Properties142
Ch. 10Text Properties186
Ch. 11Text Property Extensions238
Ch. 12Box Properties274
Ch. 13Color368
Ch. 14Background Properties386
Ch. 15Classification Properties and Generated/Automatic Content422
Ch. 16Visual Formatting and Detailed Visual Formatting456
Ch. 17Visual Effects486
Ch. 18Paged Media506
Ch. 19Tables520
Ch. 20User Interface542
Ch. 21Aural Cascading Style Sheets568
Ch. 22Ruby596
Ch. 23Multi-Column Layout612
Ch. 24Scrollbars624
Ch. 25Filters and Transitions636
App. ACSS1 and CSS2 Compatibility Charts692
App. BAlphabetical Listing of CSS Properties and Values706
App. CCSS3 Mobile Profile800
Index809

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For a certain class of web authors, HTML has proved to be frustratingly obtuse. One explicit aim of HTML was that is only consists of recommendations to a browser. Each browser takes on HTML as advisory only, as far as the presentation is concerned. If your website has mostly text or, more commonly, if you are authoring a noncommercial website, then the HTML restrictions may be fine. But for those authors whose expertise is page layout and desktop publishing, it is very inadequate. Thus CSS was born. By now, it is officially in its second version and compellingly mature. The book describes it all. PLUS the proposed CSS3 extensions. The teaching is straightforward, and it makes CSS to be no harder than HTML. Which is commendable, because one of HTML's strengths was that it was easy to learn, and that you could quickly write simple HTML pages, without having to know most of the language. The book builds on this by presenting CSS in the same way. The book also devotes a chapter to that some might regard as potentially the most powerful new thing introduced in CSS2: Aural properties. Most browsers still can't handle these. But that is one of the attractions. You can glimpse what future browsers will do - being able to read out web pages. Lest you think this is frivolous, there is vast potential for cellphones and other small devices which have limited screens and might benefit from hands-free operation.